Reception school place numbers for September

8:04am - 16 April 2021

Almost 96 per cent of on time applicants in North Somerset have been offered their first choice school for reception classes in September.  

Cllr Catherine Gibbons, North Somerset Council's executive member for education, said: "There is a drop in birth numbers for this cohort which is significant when compared to last year with 162 fewer on-time applications but I'm very pleased we have been able to offer places to such a high proportion of children at schools their parents have chosen for them."

2,049 applicants have received their first preference, 67 their second and five their third meaning that 99.3 per cent received one of their three preference schools.

The 15 applicants not offered one of their preferences have all been offered the next nearest school with a space.  Any applicants not offered their first preference have the right to appeal. The appeals process has been very successfully heard via Teams and over the phone over the last 12 months due to Covid restrictions.